Dutchess Day diplomats attend Model U.N. in Boston

Dutchess Day School delegates with U.N. Advisor Dan Miller outside Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, setting for the BUAMUN conference. Photo submitted

MILLBROOK— What can open the eyes of middle school students to the vastness and complexity of international relations? A textbook? A research project? How about Model United Nations? The best way to learn about the workings of government and the subtleties of diplomacy is by participating in what is essentially a role-playing exercise on a grand scale. Students take on real positions, as well as government and diplomatic roles. They try to reach consensus on global issues with students from other schools representing their own positions and governments. 

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